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post #91 of 785
Just for the record average_joe, would you please remove me from the "cell" opposing the CK10 for top-tier status? I haven't heard it so I'm reluctant to opine about it. I'm happy to be included as a supporter of the IE8 and the SE530 for top-tier status. Thanks.
post #92 of 785
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Originally Posted by buz View Post
Sorry to go OT, but is that mod described anywhere?
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/f...3/#post6436937
post #93 of 785
I'm happy to offer any opinions/help about the FX500, CK10, MTPG or C, CK100, SE530 - any of them.
post #94 of 785
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post
Thank you And how about the bass and soundstage, imaging, and detail.
Mine are with dfkt now (so maybe he'll chime in), from memory the CK100's bass is slightly punchier and deeper than the CK10's, but has only average definition. Soundstage, imaging and detail are all up with the best, and I remember concurring with shigzeo's opinion that the CK100 have an exceptional airy "live" feeling to their presentation.
post #95 of 785
@shigzeo, no Earsonics SM2 in your list?
post #96 of 785
3 flavour of the month newcomers in the top-tier bracket and demoted classics such as TF Pro, SE530 and Westone 3 in a second tier? Sorry average_joe but the matrix on the first page has become a bit of a joke.
post #97 of 785
Oh right: I'll help in SM2 as well!... sorry, I forgot which I am capable of helping with!
post #98 of 785
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Originally Posted by TCD1975 View Post
3 flavour of the month newcomers in the top-tier bracket and demoted classics such as TF Pro, SE530 and Westone 3 in a second tier? Sorry average_joe but the matrix on the first page has become a bit of a joke.
Agreed, the matrix is looking rather skewed.
post #99 of 785
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Originally Posted by TCD1975 View Post
3 flavour of the month newcomers in the top-tier bracket and demoted classics such as TF Pro, SE530 and Westone 3 in a second tier? Sorry average_joe but the matrix on the first page has become a bit of a joke.
It's a bit like those 'Best Albums Of All Time' lists, where the current Flavour of The Month craptastic band or rapper edge out the longstanding classics.

I'm a bit surprised that the ER4P is considered second tier myself, but hey, I have a pair and love them, and am happy with that.
post #100 of 785
@average_joe IMO your good intentions will soon be paving the way to hell to speak. It seems to me that you are kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place in that now that you have opened the door to anyone who knocks loud enough to have their support or dissent to be part of the table, the table will soon becomes meaningless.


in my view you should scratch the views of all members in your table, then PM the handful of those you trust to give an objective first hand point of view to ask if they would be willing to contribute opinions by using a five star system for each category for each IEM. Based on the number of stars, rankings and Best At attributes could be given.


IMO only the views of the most objective and experienced head-fiers should be part of your tables. All others including myself can voice our views in posts like this.
post #101 of 785
It's a quixotic undertaking with the process being of more interest to me than the outcome.
post #102 of 785
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Originally Posted by average_joe View Post
What IEMs have you compared the GR-8 with/had experience with?
Inventory: Westone W3, W2 and GR-8
Previously owned:TFP10, Super Fi Pro, UM1, UM2, UM3X, ER4P&S, HF5, ER6i, SE530, SE420, E4, E3, E2, EP630, HD-497, PX100, PX250, CX300, Porta Pro, SR-60, EX71

I appreciate your efforts on this but the differring comments was bound to happen. Like good bass to one person is muddy bloated bass to another, etc.
post #103 of 785
i would think the IE8 should be in the top tier with the golds and copper...but also the S530 should be in top tier
post #104 of 785
Which bi-flange tips do you guys suggest for the following IEMs?

-Crossroads Mylar X3 (using the stock tips now)
-Fischer Audio Eterna (will receive them soon)

I'm using the medium size on the Mylar but they don't seem to be very comfortable... isolation can also be improved.

(I need to buy them in Europe btw)
post #105 of 785
^ I think you got the wrong thread...
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